Chinese Contexts for Natural Law as Mandated by Heaven?

Dennis Yap, Graduate Student, Politics

Date: 
Mon, 02/15/2010
Location: 
4:30 - 6 PM, Kerstetter Room, Marx Hall
Event Category: 
Seminar

LEGS, or "Law-Engaged Graduate Students," meets once every two weeks during the academic year to discuss a work in progress by one of our Graduate Associates. Academic papers, dissertation proposals, and dissertation chapters have been presented at these meetings, to an audience of fellow graduate students. 

In the LEGS seminar on February 15, Dennis Yap will present "Chinese Contexts for Natural Law as Mandated by Heaven?"

The paper is available here (password required).

Here is Dennis' abstract:

This paper is a literature review that argues that there is a context in Early China for a theory of natural law by looking at ideas of divine and cosmic authority in the mandate of heaven and the Tao that subjected Chinese rulers to the rule of law.